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#1158242 - 10/26/19 10:57 AM Find a Sunny Spot  
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any cheesier... smile
Any comments/advice would be welcome smile

https://soundcloud.com/paulcanuck/find-a-sunny-spot

Find a Sunny Spot

Find a sunny spot and set yourself in it
Find a happy life - it's time to begin it
If the world is closing in and getting darker every minute
Find a sunny spot and set yourself in it

Find a sunny spot where you don't need to worry
Find a sunny spot where you don't need to hurry
When your days are getting dreary and your eyes are getting blurry
Find a sunny spot where you don't need to worry

'Cause life's too short to live it in the shade
If it brings you lemons, make some lemonade
Do it today!

Find a sunny spot where you got no trouble
Find a sunny spot where you'd like to snuggle
If your life is kinda crazy crazy and you really need to struggle
Find a sunny spot where you got no trouble

'Cause life's too short to live it in the shade
When things turn sour, make some lemonade
Make it today!
Hey!!

Find a sunny spot and set yourself in it
Find a happy life - it's time to begin it
If your days are getting darker, don't you wait another minute
Find a sunny spot and set yourself in it

If your days are getting darker don't you wait another minute....
Find a sunny spot and set yourself in it!

#1158245 - 10/26/19 12:50 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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Loved the spoken song intro, Paul:

Peppy little tune with a happy message. Enjoyed the message and everything about it. Reminds me of our Dachshund, Gretel. Dumb but endearing. In the 'burbs of Nashville, she would run chase rabbits, then surprise us when they would take turns and chase her around the back acre.

Best of luck in getting this one up the ladder to success. Our world needs it.

----Dave

#1158246 - 10/26/19 02:18 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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HI Paul,

This is wonderful. I am detecting an overall style, with this one and your last and I like your mixture of comedy and warmth and simplicity.

A funny alternate ending, as the track fades, would be for Houston to bark twice, and you go :"doh!"..

I could hear distortion on the vocal at the start (0:50 to 1:05) Maybe a combination of volume and close-miking and compression resulting in a highly saturated sound. Your settings help keep the vocal on top of the mix late and the settings are more invisible then, but I was wondering if you dialed them back a little at the very beginning if your vocal would sound more natural there. There's just a piano playing at that point, so imo the voice need not be so saturated..a minor thing and just a thought..

Loved it.. smile

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 10/26/19 02:27 PM.

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#1158253 - 10/26/19 05:40 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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What a delight! You have a style that's all your own, Paul, and I'm a fan.

My dog always finds the sunny spot too, though with him it's out in the yard. If he finds a really good one, he refuses to budge from it and won't come in.

#1158254 - 10/26/19 06:12 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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Funny song.
Good structure.
Nice melody.
Great voice.
The dog is incredibly good at maths...

Have fun!


K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
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#1158268 - 10/27/19 11:02 AM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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Paul,

You just got my day started in a positive frame of mind! This was great--all round.....you might consider specializing in children TV songs as this would be perfect for that type of children's learning/entertainment show. Great concept and tune!

steady-eddie

#1158320 - 10/29/19 03:54 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Loved the spoken song intro, Paul:

Peppy little tune with a happy message. Enjoyed the message and everything about it. Reminds me of our Dachshund, Gretel. Dumb but endearing. In the 'burbs of Nashville, she would run chase rabbits, then surprise us when they would take turns and chase her around the back acre.

Best of luck in getting this one up the ladder to success. Our world needs it.

----Dave


Cheers Dave Gretel sounds like a sweetie smile


Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
HI Paul,

This is wonderful. I am detecting an overall style, with this one and your last and I like your mixture of comedy and warmth and simplicity.

A funny alternate ending, as the track fades, would be for Houston to bark twice, and you go :"doh!"..

I could hear distortion on the vocal at the start (0:50 to 1:05) Maybe a combination of volume and close-miking and compression resulting in a highly saturated sound. Your settings help keep the vocal on top of the mix late and the settings are more invisible then, but I was wondering if you dialed them back a little at the very beginning if your vocal would sound more natural there. There's just a piano playing at that point, so imo the voice need not be so saturated..a minor thing and just a thought..

Loved it.. smile

Mike


Thanks Mike - I'll have a look at that distortion. I think I compressed the lead vox - maybe a bit too much at that point. Appreciate the kind words. smile

Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
What a delight! You have a style that's all your own, Paul, and I'm a fan.

My dog always finds the sunny spot too, though with him it's out in the yard. If he finds a really good one, he refuses to budge from it and won't come in.


Haha I guess all dogs are like that. Smarter than us mere humans I guess. Thanks for listening and the compliments Gavin. smile

Originally Posted by Guy E. Trepanier
Funny song.
Good structure.
Nice melody.
Great voice.
The dog is incredibly good at maths...

Have fun!


Cheers Guy - hey a fellow canuck! smile merci beaucoup mon ami.
Originally Posted by E Swartz
Paul,

You just got my day started in a positive frame of mind! This was great--all round.....you might consider specializing in children TV songs as this would be perfect for that type of children's learning/entertainment show. Great concept and tune!

steady-eddie


Thanks Eddie That was the plan - put a smile on your face. Happy it worked for you. Cheers for taking the time smile

Last edited by PaulCanuck; 10/29/19 03:55 PM.
#1158358 - 10/31/19 06:37 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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It sounds like one of those light-hearted Songs used in musicals to set the scene. And great advice. I'm linking a friend whose dog just passed away, and isn't handling it well.


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#1158367 - 11/01/19 02:13 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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Originally Posted by Gary E. Andrews
It sounds like one of those light-hearted Songs used in musicals to set the scene. And great advice. I'm linking a friend whose dog just passed away, and isn't handling it well.


Thanks Gary - yep that's the kind of song I wanted it to be smile
Hope it helps your friend.

#1158370 - 11/01/19 11:05 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: PaulCanuck]  
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I was sad that it is dark outside. i wanted to listen to this in a sunny spot. Love the dog story and your optimism. It's a catchy tune that left me humming it for quite a while.

#1158559 - 11/10/19 10:11 PM Re: Find a Sunny Spot [Re: MFB III]  
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Originally Posted by MFB III
I was sad that it is dark outside. i wanted to listen to this in a sunny spot. Love the dog story and your optimism. It's a catchy tune that left me humming it for quite a while.


Thanks MFB - glad you found it catchy smile


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